Sister of missing Essex man Nigel Kedar who was last seen in Norfolk to appeal on BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow
PUBLISHED: 16:36 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:37 01 June 2017
The sister of a missing Essex man who was last seen in Norfolk will appeal to a nationwide television audience for help ensuring his safe return home.
Diana Mays will travel from Colchester to Cardiff later this month to appear on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow.
It will mark 11 weeks since her brother, Nigel Kedar, disappeared near the Suffolk Norfolk border, after a night out in Norwich.
On Sunday, April 2, the 52-year-old builder drove from home in Clacton to visit a friend and spend an evening in Norwich – but he disappeared two days later, last seen on CCTV walking along the A140 at Dickleburgh, after leaving the Co-op store in Long Stratton.
Mrs Mays, who will travel to Cardiff for the television appeal on June 20, said: “We’re trying to stay strong as a family. We have to remain positive, but we just want him home.
“My brother is out there somewhere – I just have to believe he’s alive, and I hope he is alright.
“If he’s out there and doesn’t want to come back right away, all he needs to do is give someone a nod and let us know he’s OK.”
Mrs Mays is anxious for her brother to be home for Father’s Day on June 14, having already been absent for his son’s 14th birthday.
“If it comes Missing man’s sister hopes he will return safely for Father’s Day
to it, I’m hoping the Crimewatch Roadshow helps get the message out,” she said.
“Someone must have seen something. Even if they’re not sure, we want to hear from them.”
The family remain clueless as to the nature of Mr Kedar’s movements leading up to his disappearance.
While in Norwich, he appeared at Bethel Street police station to report concerns for the welfare of another person at the property in which he stayed – but the individual was found to be safe and well by officers.
He was again seen at 10am by the same officers, before being reported missing by family later that evening.
His last contact was a call to a colleague, explaining he would not be coming to work.
Police found his Peugeot parked in Goldwell Street, Norwich. The tyres had been deflated by a friend to prevent him from driving due to alcohol consumption.
“We don’t know what was going on in his head,” said Mrs Mays.
“If he felt he was in trouble, we don’t know why. The problem is, he would never want to bother anyone.
“It’s so out of character for someone with such broad shoulders – a good, conscientious father, who never missed work.”